Of 260 normal older adults, those who ate baked or broiled fish weekly, but not fried fish, had greater gray matter volume in areas of the brain responsible for cognition and memory. After 15 years, 47% of those who didn’t have fish at least once a week developed Alzheimer disease or other cognitive impairment, compared to… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Attention/Cognitive
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects 5% pf children worldwide. It is often diagnosed by teachers who have difficulty managing certain children in class, and leads to the prescription of drugs that alter behavior, particularly stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall. These drugs are addicting, related to amphetamines, and cause physical growth retardation, as well as… Read more »
Oh, to be the Bildens. Their three kids go to bed at a decent hour around 9 and sleep through the night. No little ones tiptoeing out of the bedroom for a third glass of water or fifth bathroom trip. “The embarrassing part is, I go to sleep shortly after them. I raise… Read more »
Resveratrol, the potentially anti-aging polyphenol found in red wine and in high amounts in certain other plants, was found to significantly increase blood flow to the brain, according to a recent study. This suggests that resveratrol may have therapeutic value in the clinical setting for those who have suffered brain damage due to things like… Read more »
Two compounds found in green tea, l-theanine and caffeine, when used in combination, were found to increase attention in subjects performing attention specific tasks. IPM offers Mighty Leaf Organic Green Tea. Source: L-theanine and caffeine in combination affect human cognition as evidenced by oscillatory alpha-band activity and attention task performance.
Previously, a number of studies have suggested that engaging in physical exercise helps to ward off cognitive decline as we age. Yonas Geda, from the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA), and colleagues studied 1,324 men and women, ages 70 to 89 years, who did not have dementia at the studys start. Study subjects completed a physical… Read more »